If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is
the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection
of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is
time recaptured, the return to the time before time.
– Octavio Paz
One’s not half of two;
Two are halves of one.
– e.e. cummings
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed.
As in filling a vessel drop by drop,
There is at last a drop which makes it run over;
so in a series of kindnesses there is
at last one which makes the heart run over.
– Samuel Johnson
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything,
and two minus one equals nothing.
– Mignon McLaughlin
Two are better than one because they
have a good reward for their labor.
– Ecclesiastes 4:9 KJV
No road is long with good company.
– Turkish Proverb
I cannot think of any need in childhood as
strong as the need for a father’s protection.
– Sigmund Freud
Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.
– Vietnamese Proverb
Thou art thy mother’s glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime.
– William Shakespeare
It is one of the most beautiful compensations
of this life that no man can sincerely try to help
another without helping himself.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures
The book brings together all of McCurry’s key adventures and influences, from his experiences travelling as a young adult to his very first journalistic images taken in the aftermath of the 1977 Johnstown floods. Then to his first breakthrough journey into Afghanistan hidden among the mujahideen, his many travels across India and Pakistan, his coverage of the destruction of the 1991 Gulf War and the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York, and up to his current work.
The selection of photographs includes his best-known shots and over 100 previously unpublished images. Also included are personal notes, telegrams and visual ephemera from his travels and assignments, all accompanied by Bonnie McCurry’s authoritative text – drawn from her familial relationship with Steve – as well as reflections from many of Steve’s friends and close colleagues.
Available in Italy, October 9, 2018 – Mondadori/Electa
Available in Germany, October 10 – Knesebeck publishers
Available in the UK – October 22 – Laurence King Publishers
Available in France, November 8 – La Martiniere
Available in the U.S. November 22 – Laurence King
23 replies on “POWER OF TWO”
It’s great to have the work of your life at last in one book. This work of yours will be my treasure.
I believe you are a poet, whose medium is the camera.
How so very true!!! He evokes such emotion in every one.
Thank you Steve so very much!! Best of Blessings to you Cheers!
Such beautiful pictures of people. Thank you.
Thank you so much for the beautiful photographs and remarks. It is a gift. I really feel we are all one family and community. Glad to hear about your book.
I would like to order in November. I for my recently married daughter and son-in-law and one for me.
Great shots of the life! I really like it.
photos that touch the soul and stir emotions, well done Steve!!!!!!!
As usual a series of amazing photographs beautifully captured from all corners of the world.
Thank you Stevehbai.
Outstanding, moving, empowering series as so often.
Beautiful and sometimes sad. Congratulations on your book.
The incredible beauty of real people. So moving. Thanks a million.
As always, a stunning visual narrative of what it means to be human.
Exquisite group of photos all, but the old couple in Macedonia moved me to tears.
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Power of Two … amazing photography!!
NEW BOOK … Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures … need uplifting matter!!
Some marvellous portraits, Steve, very emotive as ever
Thank-you again Steve M.
A moving series of stunning portraits. Thank you, Steve.
Hi Steve, hi everybody, amazing series as usual. I wanted to share this with you here, a series that I made some time ago about the same theme, I called it “IT TAKES TWO”, with pictures that I made from all over the world. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Can’t wait to hear your impressions. Cheers! Pascal http://www.parcheminsdailleurs.com/SITE_ANGLAIS/ittakestwoEN.html
It’s a PLEASURE to share this with you here .